International Literacy Day

Held every year on September 8, International Literacy Day sheds light on literacy as a human right and promotes global efforts toward a more literate world.

International Literacy Day initiatives around the world attempt to close the literacy gap and advocate on behalf of literacy for everyone, everywhere. 

This year’s theme is Literacy and Skills Development, highlighting the importance of developing the literacy and learning skills needed to succeed in everyday work and life. This years’ theme also aligns with our mission here at Kakenya’s Dream.

Our integrated approaches to learning and education combine literacy, employability, and entrepreneurial skill development, among others, to best equip our girls with all of the skills they need to thrive inside the classroom and beyond.

International Literacy Day also marks the conclusion of our Back2School Drive. Your generous donations over the past month have provided the supplies and resources we need to prepare our girls for the new school year, from backpacks to textbooks to nutritious meals.

We are incredibly grateful for your generosity over the past month! Because of you, our students are equipped with everything they need for a wonderful start to the academic year.

We thank you for thinking of our girls as your own, and we wish you all a spectacular start to the school year!

If you did not get the opportunity to contribute to our drive, but would still like to make a donation, you can do so here.


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